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I cannot afford to buy win 7 yes I know OEM is 99$ i don't have it right now
so I am running Ubuntu this is my first Linux experience although I am not disappointed I am not overly impressed I got what I paid for no driver support no I admit I know absolutely nothing about Linux
but it should not be this difficult I need drivers any help?
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I cannot afford to buy win 7 yes I know OEM is 99$ i don't have it right now
so I am running Ubuntu this is my first Linux experience although I am not disappointed I am not overly impressed I got what I paid for no driver support no I admit I know absolutely nothing about Linux
but it should not be this difficult I need drivers any help?
The first thing you need to do is take a deep breath.

IDK about the HD2400, but most cards that aren't close to bleeding edge aren't supported by ATI anymore [IE Radeon 3k series and newer], so you're stuck with the Open Source drivers.

If you want someone to blame, blame ATI for dropping support, not Linux for being Linux.

What is it that you're trying to do that you need proprietary drivers for?
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My motherboard on board is ATI 4250 or something but I have the driver for my HD2400 Card
I have tried wine play on Linux I have googled for Linux drivers nothing
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what linux build are you running?
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Ubuntu 10.10 64bit I know they recommend 32 bit but I have the hardware
and never had a 64bit system
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They only recommend 32bit because a lot of people don't know what system they have and since 32bit will run on a 64bit system and not the other way around, they recommend 32bit.

Anyway, go into System>Admin>Hardware drivers and see what pops up in there.
    
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